Celebrity trick-rider performs at Leading Edge Academy for Cowboy Day


Leading Edge Academy Mountain View, 4815 W. Hunt Highway in Queen Creek, hosted trick-riding expert Brian Bausch Tuesday, April 12, as part of the school’s Cowboy Day celebration. Mr. Bausch, who competed on the television show “America’s Got Talent,” shared separate trick-riding demonstrations with grades K-2 and 3-5.

Mr. Bausch has considered himself a cowboy since the day he began riding on his parent’s Kansas farm, according to a press release. Finishing up at Kansas State University, he headed to the Midwest and managed the Double JJ Resort and Ranch’s equine department.

The five-time world and national champion, stunt rider and world-class Western entertainer trains with other professional performance horse trainers in Arizona and focuses on roping, reining, cutting, barrel racing and mounted shooting. His primary goal is motivating and inspiring the horsemanship community, especially young riders, according to a press release.

When not on the road demonstrating his Western skills, Mr. Bausch is relaxing with his wife, Paula, and their children, Hannah and Abram. Abram is a first-grader at Leading Edge Academy Mountain View.
Students at Leading Edge Academy Mountain View enjoyed the demonstrations and were thankful for the opportunity to see Mr. Bausch’s show in person.

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